The Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts(Home),
Ministry of Home Affairs,
MDCNS, New Delhi-110 001
Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2019 – regarding.
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.45/08/ 2017-FF(P) dated 26.03.2019 (copy enclosed) regarding 10% Dearness Relief to be paid to the freedom fighter pensioners w .e.f. 01.01.2019 and to say that recently Dearness Relief in respect of Central Government pensioners has been enhanced by 5% by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, New Delhi’s O.M. No.42/04/ 2019-P&PW(D) dated 21.10.2019. Hence the Dearness Relief admissible to the Central Freedom Fighter/ spouse/ daughter pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 10% to 15% w .e.f. 01.07.2019. All the banks are requested to calculate the arrears w.e.f. 01.07.2019.
The payment of arrears of Dearness Relief shall not be made before the date of disbursement of pension/ family pension of October, 2019. The revised amount of pension for various categories of pensioners after increase of 5% DR i.e. total 15% Dearness Relief will be as follows
Category of freedom fighters
Basic amount of pension (per month)
Enhanced amount of pension after adding 15% DR (per month) w.e.f. 01.07.2019.
Ex-Andaman Political prisoners/ spouses
Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/ spouses
Other Freedom fighters/ spouses including INA
Dependent parents/ eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters at any point of time)
50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the freedom fighters, i.e. in the range of Rs.13,000/- to Rs.15,000/-
50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the freedom fighters, i.e. in the range of Rs.14,950/- to Rs.17,250/-
Further, it is also clarified that as per Policy Guidelines dated 06.08.2014, TDS is not applicable in respect of Central Samman Pension.
This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
(Meenu Batra) Deputy Secretary to the Government India & CPIO Tele no: 23438062 e-mail: meenu.batra66@ nic in